GAA Initiative Launch


Leitrim GAA encouraging participation in a wider range of GAA activities

Leitrim Inclusion and Integration Committee will host the rescheduled Leitrim GAA launch of the GAA initiative “Have a Go” on Sunday next September 14th in In Páirc Naomh Mhuire Cloone and are inviting all young people in the county to come along and participate in a range of GAA sporting activities . This event will take place in conjunction with a host of other GAA activities, including a number of blitz games involving neighbouring clubs. The blitz games will start at 1p.m. and the ‘Have a GO day’ activities will start at 2 pm.

Leitrim GAA Inclusion and Integration Committee are asking all GAA clubs, all primary school to encourage their young players to attend this event and to sample a range of games that they have not participated in before.

Have a Go Day in is an opportunity for young people at under 8 under 10 and under 12 to sample sports that they have not played before. On the day there will be an opportunity to play Rounders, Hurling, Camogie and of course Gaelic football for girls and boys.

The event will be attended by Mr Denis o Boyle, Connacht Inclusion and Integration Committee Chairman, Mr Ger Proctor National Rounders Chairman; Mr Cyril Feehily Connacht Rounders Chairman will be in attendance.  Dympna Reilly and a team of national coaches will be in attendance to demonstrate the art of the game of rounders and provide coaching for the young people present. Coaching manuals, rule books and playing equipment will be available on the day.

Leitrim Hurling Coach Steve Feeney, and members of the Leitrim Senior hurling, Leitrim senior Ladies, and Mens football panels will also be present to provide tuition and coaching. It is also hoped to have other special guests on the day

The GAA have been promoting this “Have a go day “ initiative with a view to attracting more people to the association and also providing the opportunity to young people top sample new sports that they have not had the opportunity to play on a regular basis.

As part of the initiative GAAclubs are asked to invite all the families in their communities to their sports grounds, make them feel welcome and give them the opportunity to participate in the family of GAA activities,

Leitrim GAA Inclusion and Integration officer Gerry McGovern is urging all clubs to host a” Have A Go Day” so as to give more people the opportunity to be part of the club and give new people the opportunity to sample the menu of GAA activities.

“Just because people don’t attend at GAA activities it does not mean that they are not interested, it might mean that they are not invited and maybe don’t feel welcome or that they don’t understand what is involved in the sport. By providing an opportunity like this you are giving an invitation to new people to come to the club, and to participate in the various activities. It will provide the young people of the community with the opportunity to participate in a wider range of sporting activities, get more people involved, and provide them with a social outlet locally. It can also lead to an increase in the playing population, and to an increase in membership and could provide the club with additional expertise in running its many activities.”

All GAA clubs, all primary school in the County are invited to bring their underage players along to this County launch in Cloone on Sunday,and participate in the various sports on offer.

There will also be a range of other activities for the young people to participate in on the day.

Proceedings start with the blitz’s at 100pm and the have a go day activities will start AT 2 PM. and It’s an event not to be missed.



09-Sep-14 by Leitrim GAA